Being a Personal Trainer, it’s probably not the best thing to admit my weaknesses!
I’m a real person, not a robot so of course I have my weaknesses.
A lot of people in my profession wouldn’t admit to any misdemeanours – they are just perfect role models. Or do they just hide them?!
So what is my current weakness?
There, I said it.
It was my treat day and my partner and I had been eating really well – of course! Lots of green vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, fresh fish, chicken, coconut oil etc.
I just fancied something sweet and I bought some chocolate digestive biscuits. Was it a mad moment? Was I letting my clients down by foolishly choosing to eat chocolate biscuits?
Well obviously I can’t bang on about great nutrition if I keep buying chocolate biscuits. Luckily, the biscuits were gone and that was that. Back on track with the healthy eating.
You see, it’s very important not to feel guilty when you slip or when you ‘treat’ yourself. You can eat chocolate biscuits (or whatever your thing is) and feel terrible afterwards. The guilt takes over and you beat yourself up about it.
That’s probably the worst thing you can do. Feeling guilty about enjoying a treat every now and then does nothing but discourage you from your overall goal.
Enjoy your treats – whether it be pizza, ice cream, wine, beer. Use the 80/20 principle where you eat well and exercise 80% of the time and relax your regime 20% of the time.
That way, you’re much more likely to stick to a long-term programme.
I know so many women who end up almost hating themselves because they feel like they’ve let themselves or others down. They then get into this cycle of eating more crap and feeling even more guilty.
Stop the guilt. You can still lose weight if you choose to eat biscuits every now and again. Just don’t make it a habit.
Tell me what your weakness is – or your indulgence!
If it’s a chocolate biscuit, let me know which one you like best and I’ll grab some from the local supermarket!!!